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Immigration: Immigrants and Problems Encountered

These sites discuss obstacles that immigrants encounter in the United States. Topics like exploitation, employment differences, housing problems, cultural obstacles, language barriers, and equity issues are covered.


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Using an interactive map, students can discover the various immigrant groups that settled New York City. Lesson plans provide activities for students to learn about immigrant history.
Students are engaged through video, research, and discussion of the plight of undocumented immigrants to themselves and their families.
Paul Solman, PBS reporter, presents Alabama's controversial immigration law-HB 56.
This lesson covers the history of immigration in the U.S., current immigration reform issues, and legislation. Students work together to create plans for changing immigration laws in the U.S.
Engage students through dialogue, documentation, research, and interviews to understand their role in society. Students will discuss their own family history and analyze concerns related to immigration.
This lesson utilizes primary sources from the Library of Congress to teach about problems faced by immigrants throughout history.
This lesson uses video clips from the documentary film, God Grew Tired of Us, to teach students about concepts of migration and adapting to life in the U.S.
This site contains immigration statistics for 2006. Teachers and students can find information such as demographic profiles on legal permanent residents and unauthorized immigrants populations estimates.
Click on the radio icon and listen to a radio clip about why many immigrants cannot achieve English fluency even though they have lived in the U.S. for a long time. Lack of English classes, work, family duties, and other obstacles are listed as major reasons in this story.
Here is an article studying the low-wage issue of immigrant workforce. Clicking on "PDF" to see the full-text article.
This article reports the working and payment situations of guest workers. This article discloses how immigrant workers are systematically exploited and abused.
This article explains how immigrants are under-protected regarding housing issues. Illegal immigrants are probably the easiest targets for exploitative landlords.
This report explains how language barriers block immigrants to reach housing inspection agency and limit their rights in housing.

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